O’Brien Law Firm sues Waxahachie semi-trailer yard truck retailer for former salesperson’s $394K in unpaid commissions and bonuses

On August 31, 2023, the O’Brien Law Firm sued Semi-Trailer Big Box of Dallas (on I-35 in Waxahachie) and Atlanta, GA for a successful former salesperson’s substantial unpaid incentive comp.

The company operates sales and rental outlets for semi-trailer equipment as well as construction yard work trucks. The sales rep did millions of dollars in sales for the company over the course of his 4 years of employment. His compensation plan entitled him to monthly commissions, a monthly bonus, and an annual bonus, based on his sales performance. He contends that he is owed over $394,000 of incentive compensation per his comp plan, as well as interest, attorney fees, and court costs. It appears that the company owner, Matt Vohs of Georgia, failed to set aside the sales revenue to pay his successful sales rep’s large 2019 and 2020 bonuses, which comprise around 99% of this $394K claim.

The O’Brien Law Firm gets frustrated when an employer takes in sales revenue that should be partially earmarked for the salesperson’s incentive compensation, and instead allows that earned compensation to get lost in the owner’s business and personal interests. The firm suspects that’s what happened here as well. The sales rep works hard to make the company a lot of money. And the company fails to reward the sales rep for that success despite agreeing in writing to do so. The case is taking place in the 40th Judicial District Court of Ellis County, Texas. The company denies the allegations.

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